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Howard and Irene Levine Affordable Housing Development Program (LAHDP)
 
The UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate is pleased to host the fourth annual Howard and Irene Levine Affordable Housing Development Program (LAHDP) in 2021. LAHDP is an accelerated university-level educational program designed to provide professionals with the knowledge and practical skills to develop affordable housing. Affordable housing development is a highly specialized sector, requiring specific knowledge and expertise in the areas of entitlement, public-private funding sources, tax-credits, capital structures, design, and project management. Drawing on the success of the Ziman Center's existing affordable housing curriculum, LAHDP cohort will receive instruction from leading UCLA faculty and affiliated professionals utilizing proven teaching methodologies and materials.

COVID-19 UPDATE: LAHDP 2021 will mirror the safety protocols of last year's COVID-19 adjustments, with traditional classroom instruction and content delivered via remote learning technology due to the ongoing regulatory limitation of in-person campus gatherings.

LAHDP 2021 online applications have closed.
Notifications will be sent out by Friday, May 14, 2021.

Structure
 
LAHDP instruction will be offered over four weeks in July 2021, with a total of 16 required remote workshops and sessions. Admitted students must attend all 16 LAHDP21 webinar workshops and sessions in their entirety. A certificate will be awarded to all participants upon completion of the program. The 2021 schedule is as follows:
PRE-TRAINING SESSION #1 Tuesday (7/6): 11:00AM - 12:15PM (PST)
PRE-TRAINING WORKSHOP #1 Thursday (7/8): 8:30AM - 10:30AM (PST)
PRE-TRAINING WORKSHOP #2 Friday (7/9): 8:30AM - 10:30AM (PST)
TRAINING WEEK #1
  • Monday (7/12): 8:30AM - 12:30PM (PST)
  • Tuesday (7/13): 8:30AM - 12:30PM (PST)
  • Wednesday (7/14): 8:30AM - 12:30PM (PST)
  • Thursday (7/15): 8:30AM - 12:30PM (PST)
TRAINING WEEK #2
  • Monday (7/19): 8:30AM - 12:30PM (PST)
  • Tuesday (7/20): 8:30AM - 12:30PM (PST)
  • Wednesday (7/21): 8:30AM - 12:30PM (PST)
  • Thursday (7/22): 8:30AM - 12:30PM (PST)
  • Thursday (7/22): 1:30PM - 3:15PM (PST)
TRAINING WEEK #3
  • Monday (7/26): 8:30AM - 12:30PM (PST)
  • Tuesday (7/27): 8:30AM - 12:30PM (PST)
  • Wednesday (7/28): 8:30AM - 12:30PM (PST)
  • Thursday (7/29): 8:30AM - 12:30PM (PST)
Coursework
 
The LAHDP curriculum was carefully designed by UCLA faculty. At the end of the program, participants will have gained a solid understanding of how affordable housing is developed in California and in the United States. Fundamental topics include the following:
  • Different types of affordable housing
  • History of affordable housing policy
  • Introduction to sources of current funding
  • Overview of financial structure
  • Overview of development schedule
  • Planning, zoning, entitlement, building permit, CEQA
  • 9% tax-credit program
  • 4% tax-credit program
  • Design and construction
  • Legal issues
  • Operating and management issues
  • Special needs services and permanent supportive housing (PSH)
  • Politics
  • Small group simulation exercises and focused Q&A with industry experts
UCLA Teaching Faculty
 
Joan Ling

Joan Ling

Co-Director, UCLA Levine Affordable Housing Development Program; Lecturer, Urban Planning Department, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs

Stuart A. Gabriel

Stuart A. Gabriel

Co-Director, UCLA Levine Affordable Housing Development Program; Arden Realty Chair and Distinguished Professor of Finance; UCLA Anderson; Director, UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate

Lance Bocarsly

Lance Bocarsly

Founding Partner, Bocarsly Emden Cowan & Arndt LLP; Lecturer in Law, UCLA School of Law

Dana Cuff

Dana Cuff

Professor, Architecture/Urban Design, UCLA;
Director, cityLAB UCLA

Industry Instructors (2021)
 

Jasmine Bailey

Assistant Director of Affordable Housing Services, LA, SoCal NCS
Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company

Perica Bell

Managing Director, Head of Originations, Community Development Finance
MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

Becky Dennison

Executive Director
Venice Community Housing

William DiCamillo

Partner
Goldfarb & Lipman LLP

John S. Egan

Principal Architect, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
EGAN | SIMON Architecture

Lori Horn

Vice President, Conventional Property Management
Goldrich Kest

Chad Horsford

Senior Housing Finance Consultant California Housing Partnership

Victoria Hunt

Sr. VP, Director of Affordable Housing Services, National Commercial Services
Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company

Sarah Letts

Executive Director
Hollywood Community Housing Corporation (HCHC)

Matthew Lust

Manager, Affordable Housing Finance and Development
Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA)

John Maceri

Chief Executive Officer
The People Concern
OPCC & Lamp Community United 

Reagan Maechling

VP, Acquisitions, Enterprise Housing Credit Investments, LLC
Enterprise Community Partners, Inc.

Tyler Monroe

Senior Vice President Development   
Thomas Safran & Associates

Jim Ries

Senior Vice President
Craig Lawson & Co., LLC

Robyn L. Roesner

Area EVP & National Director, Affordable Housing, Nonprofit Practice
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Rachel Rosner

Partner, Los Angeles Office
Bocarsly Emden Cowan & Arndt LLP

Tim Soule

Vice President
Meta Housing Corporation

Keith Warther

VP, Sales Manager, Newport Beach, SoCal NCS
Commonwealth Land Title Insurance Company

Robert Wasserman

Managing Director, Community Development Lending and Investing
Huntington Bank

Matthew Wickersham

Partner & Project Manager
AMJ Construction Management, Inc.

Industry Mentors (2021)
 

Michelle Espinosa Coulter

Senior Housing Finance Consultant California Housing Partnership

Lesley Edwards

VP of Project Development
National Community Renaissance® (National CORE)

Jesús Hernández

Director of Housing Development
Community Corporation of Santa Monica

Randy Mai

Assistant Vice President
Related California Affordable

Lara Regus

Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development
Abode Communities

Allison Riley

Senior Director of Housing Developmen
Venice Community Housing Corporation

Who Should Attend

LAHDP was created for professionals seeking to enter the affordable housing field, entry-level affordable housing professionals, and professionals providing support services for the development of affording housing projects.

Participants will be drawn from the public, private and nonprofit sectors. The cohort will be selected from diverse sectors in order to enrich the learning experience, and foster meaningful networks. LAHDP seeks to have a positive impact on not only participants, but the organizations they represent.

In addition to building a skill set and a network, LAHDP graduates will have access to UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate programs and events. This includes regular and ongoing programming of the Howard and Irene Levine Program in Housing and Social Responsibility, of which LAHDP is a subset program.

Fees and Application

The UCLA Ziman Center Howard and Irene Levine Affordable Housing Development Program is made possible by a generous gift from Howard and Irene Levine, and has been significantly subsidized to provide access to all individuals and organizations. LAHDP cohorts are selected through an admissions application review process.

Additionally, the Ziman Center will offer a limited number of reduced fee scholarships based on need. If you are requesting a program fee reduction, please include a personal statement in your online application that demonstrates need and includes the amount that you can financially contribute toward your program fees. The LAHDP Review Committee will weigh the allocation of available scholarship funds and all requests during the application review process. If needed, we may contact individuals for additional information to support scholarship requests.

$1,200 Private Sector
$750 Non-profits
Reduced Fee Scholarships available

COVID-19 UPDATE: LAHDP 2021 will mirror the safety protocols of last year's COVID-19 adjustments, with traditional classroom instruction and content delivered via remote learning technology due to the ongoing regulatory limitation of in-person campus gatherings.

LAHDP 2021 online applications have closed.
Notifications will be sent out by Friday, May 14, 2021.

For more information, please contact:

Julie Lindner
Program Manager, LAHDP
Assistant Director of Outreach and Operations
UCLA Ziman Center for Real Estate 
julie.lindner@anderson.ucla.edu